Learning & training

Why SMART objective setting is not working

Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting at work for years. Although it’s an oft-used acronym we’ve lost sight...

Disability ‘woefully absent’ from leadership agendas

While leadership teams increasingly embrace the challenges of gender and ethnic diversity, research has shown that disability is absent from...

More than nine in 10 want more flexibility on apprenticeship spending

Nine out of 10 (92%) employers want more flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy allowance, with some...

Employees rate learning and development over salary

Workers place more value on learning and development than on salary, with 80% wanting to keep learning and challenging themselves...

Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

Apprenticeships
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What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

Young people least likely to value apprenticeships

People under the age of 25 are least likely to see the value in apprenticeships, according to research from the...

‘Drop snobby attitude to technical education’ demands Damian Hinds

The education secretary insists the UK needs to alter attitudes if it wants to close the skills gap and boost productivity

Learning teams hold the key to productivity puzzle

Learning and development departments must take ownership of business productivity, according to line managers interviewed by Knowledgepool.

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‘Total talent management’ could solve the productivity puzzle

Faced with uncertain access to labour and the need to reskill workers in the coming years, how can organisations take...

Use apprenticeships to get ready for the workforce of the future

Apprenticeships will play a vital role in helping employers embrace new developments in technology, according to research from The 5%...

HR must be more involved in digital transformation plans

Digital transformation in many organisations is being held back because of a failure to develop employee skills and an over-reliance...

Employers failing to use human skills to mitigate future work risks

A large majority (87%) of organisations believe that human skills are critical for the future, but few are maximising them...

Personnel Today Awards 2018 winners: Morecambe Bay Hospitals take top trophy

UHMBT scooped the "best of the best" award at the 2018 Personnel Today...

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